Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratri. The 2nd day of Navratri is dedicated to worship of Goddess Brahmacharini - the 2nd form of NavDurga. She gives eternal bliss by knowledge of the Supreme Self. Brahmacharini is also known as Tapascharini, Aparna and Uma. Brahma means " the sacred knowledge". charini is the feminine version of one who is a charya which means "occupation with, engaging, proceeding, behaviour, conduct, to follow, moving in, going after". The word brahmacharini in Vedic texts means a female who pursues the sacred religious knowledge.It is also the name of the second aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati). The goddess is worshipped on the second day of Navratri (the nine divine nights of Navadurga).
The goddess Brahmacharini wears white clothes, holds a japa mala (rosary) in her right hand and Kamandal, a water utensil in her left hand. The form of Goddess Brahmacharini signifies love, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge. The facade of Maa Brahmacharini symbolizes simplicity. She holds a rosary in one hand and a Kamandal in other. Maa Brahmacharini, the word “Brahm” refers to Tapa and her name means -the one who performs Tapa. Goddess holds a mala in her right hand and kamandal in her left. She is always represented as barefooted.During Her penance She spent a 1000 years on a diet of fruits and flowers and another 100 years on a diet of vegetables. She also slept on the floor during the entire duration. She used to stay in open spaces regardless of the extreme climates. It is said that She was on a diet of Bilva leaves for about 3000 years while praying to Lord Shiva. Soon She gave up food and water but continued Her penance. After She quit eating Bilva leaves She was called Aparna. She immolated Herself after wishing for a father who would respect Her husband Lord Shiva.She followed extreme penance to get Shiva as Her husband and followed severe austerity because of which She is called Brahmacharini.
Worshipping Maa Brahmacharini is believed to invoke the strength of abstaining from food and water or facing any hardship for 9 days to achieve bliss and happiness. Goddess Brahmacharini is believed to bestow her devotees with wisdom and knowledge. Her puja gives good fortune and remove all the obstacles from our life.Worshipping Maa Brahmacharini is believed to invoke the strength of abstaining from food and water or facing any hardship for 9 days to achieve bliss and happiness.
The Homa is done with the intention that Goddess Brahmacharini will bless the house with material prosperity, health and long life.It is believed that unmarried women performing Brahmacharini puja homa will get good husbands and
married women will have a peaceful and happy married life.
.Puja service includes: Sthapana (Ganesh, Devi, Navgraha Kalash, Brahma), Swasti Vachan, Sankalp, Ganesh Pujan, Navgraha Puja, Invocation of major Gods, Puja of Mata Brahmacharini, Brahmacharini Mantra Jaap, Durga Saptashati path recitation, Havan , Aarti, Pushpaanjali.
Vedic Vaani priests will perform Puja and Havan as per vedic rituals based on birth details. The Puja prasad,and photos will be sent to you through courier. Please mention your birth details (name, date, time, place) and Sankalp (wish) at checkout. This is a individual Puja (you may do puja on individual name or include your near and dear ones in the puja). You will be provided with the contact no. of the priest, to call during the sankalpa